Cheat Lake Animal Hospital, WV

Description of Elective Experience: 

Students are exposed to and participate in diagnostics, treatments, and client communication in all aspects of pet medicine.  Additionally, we are typically able to provide opportunities for students to be lead surgeon on routine procedures from local shelters in dogs and cats. We are the only 24 hour hospital for 90 miles, and so we see a very large case load including a variety of medical (e.g., complicated diabetic patients, trauma, respiratory emergencies, etc.) and surgical condtions (orthopedic and soft tissue). 

Institutional and Educational Resources - staffing, equipment, etc.: 

We are a 24 hour general practice and emergency hospital with dedicated emergency veterinarians and technicians.  We see all species of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and the occasional fish. We also do occasional work zoo animals. 

We work closely with the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia (ACCA), which is a 501c non-profit dedicated to the conservation of birds in our region through rehabilitation (case load 400 animals/year), education, and research. 

Student Responsibilities - what is expected of students in terms of hours, days of the week, shadowing or actual support?: 

We offer a several different options for fourth year students:

1.) General practice small animals and exotics

2.) Smal animal emergency medicine

3.) Combined general practice and emergency medicine

4.) Feline only practice (see Feline Veterinary Care of Morgantown;

5.) If interested in wildlife, primary case responsibility for wild bird patients (raptors, songbirds, waterfowl). This wildlife work can be combined with any of the above options as well.   

Student Housing (include costs, amenities, pet friendly, contact info if different from elective contact info): 

No cost, private apartment.  No pets. Students need to bring sheets and towels.  

Jesse A. Fallon
286 Fairchance Rd
Morgantown, WV 26508
United States
Is student housing available?: 
Hours of supervision by a licensed veterinarian per week: